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Emma Bull

USA flag (b.1954)
Wife of Will Shetterly

Emma Bull (born 3 January 1954) is a science fiction and fantasy author whose best-known novel is War for the Oaks, one of the pioneering works of urban fantasy. She has participated in Terri Windling's Borderland shared universe, which is the setting of her 1994 novel Finder. She sang in the rock-funk band Cats Laughing, and both sang and played guitar in the folk duo The Flash Girls while living in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

She was a member of the writing group The Scribblies, which included her husband Will Shetterly as well as Pamela Dean, Kara Dalkey, Nate Bucklin, Patricia Wrede and Steven Brust. With Steven Brust, Bull wrote Freedom and Necessity (1997), an epistolary novel with subtle fantasy elements set during the 19th century United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Chartist movement.

Bull graduated from Beloit College in 1976. Bull and Shetterly live in Arizona.

Genres: Urban Fantasy, Fantasy
Anthology series
Shadow Unit (with Elizabeth Bear)
   1. Shadow Unit 1 (2011)
   2. Shadow Unit 2 (2011)
   3. Shadow Unit 3 (2011)
   4. Shadow Unit 4 (2011)
   5. Shadow Unit 5 (2011)
   6. Shadow Unit 6 (2011)
   7. Shadow Unit 7 (2011)
   8. Shadow Unit 8 (2011)
   9. Shadow Unit 9 (2011)
   10. Shadow Unit 10 (2011)
   11. Shadow Unit 11 (2012)
   12. Shadow Unit 12 (2012)
   13. Shadow Unit 13 (2013)
   14. Shadow Unit 14 (2014)
   15. Shadow Unit 15 (2014)
Anthologies containing stories by Emma Bull
Short stories
A Bird That Whistles (1989)
Silver or Gold (1992)Nebula Awards (nominee)
The Stepsister's Story (1995)

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book nominee (1988) : War for the Oaks
Philip K Dick Award Best Book nominee (1991) : Bone Dance
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1992) : Bone Dance
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1992) : Bone Dance
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (1992) : Bone Dance
Nebula Awards Best Novella nominee (1993) : Silver or Gold
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (2008) : Territory

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